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Hi I'm Nathan

I have grown up in an LDS family and I am so grateful for the blessings that have come with it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into an extremely loving LDS family in Utah. My parents have always encouraged me to do the best that I can and to be the best that I can. And I have done just that for as long as I can remember. I don't let myself settle for anything less than an A in my classes. I played soccer from 1st grade up through 9th grade. Soccer was one of my passions until my team quit working together and my coaches quit on us. I was left without a team, so I decided to try running track and cross country in high school. These sports have taught me such great dedication and I realized that all I needed to enjoy myself was to commit to something. I did not have a full testimony of the church as a high school freshman, but I decided to commit to my church activities. Ever since then, my testimony has only continued to grow. I am now a high school senior preparing to go on a mission to serve The Lord. I have received my mission call to teach the people of México and I couldn't be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church, and as a child, I was always encouraged to be involved in church activities. My problem was that I just wasn't that interested. I found myself only getting bored at church. I didn't ever feel the spiritual feelings that I have grown to love. I was taking everything I had for granted, and the word "church" began to have a negative connotation in my mind. I am so grateful though for the perseverance of my parents and my church leaders. They kept me involved in church activities even when I began to drift away. Slowly, my mind was enlightened and I began to understand the significance of the things being taught to me. Christ's light began to grow within my heart and in my mind, and it has continued to do so. I now feel indescribably happy as a beacon of that light. This light still has room to grow within me, but now I welcome the growth of that light rather than extinguishing it. I am so grateful for the teachings of this gospel and the many blessings that have come with it.

How I live my faith

I often find myself leading meetings or teaching lessons in Sunday School. My leaders know that they can count on me to prepare a spiritual thought for the group. I used to feel uneasy sharing things like this, but after accepting their offers, I have grown much more comfortable with myself and feel more prepared to teach others as a missionary. I used to think that they gave the opportunity to prepare a lesson only because they didn't want to prepare one. I now realize that they were simply giving me opportunities to strengthen my own faith and I am grateful to them for it. I am now a faithful member preparing to teach for two years as a missionary. One of my favorite duties is hometeaching. I go with my dad to visit some of the other members of our ward each month. We check with the same families each month, so we are able to build a strong friendly bond with them. We exchange with them some of the things going on in each of our lives, give a spiritual message, and leave them to enjoy the rest of their day. It may not seem like a very big deal, but it is a refreshing break from the rest of the world, and it is nice to just sit and talk for a few minutes.